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NHS England Social Prescribing Podcast

Listen to the 18-minute NHS England podcast showcasing the work LCVS and partners are doing in Social Prescribing across Lincolnshire.

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How Social Prescribing Works

The social prescribing team can be contacted directly on 01205 314479 or through the GP, nurse, social worker, or job coach. Once details have been received a Social Prescribing Link Worker will make contact and arrange to meet up.

The Link Worker will support an individual to think about what’s working well for them and what changes they would like to make. They will help to shape some goals and plan how to move toward achieving them. Link workers will help in finding organisations and activities in the local community, and will support individuals to attend them until they feel settled. Continue to work with someone until their goals have been achieved, this usually takes around 12 weeks but sometimes it takes a little less or more time. Support an individual to understand their progress and celebrate the changes they have been able to make in moving towards their goals.

Once a person’s goals have been identified the team member will look for local groups and activities that would support the person to achieve them. When a group or activity is identified the team member will contact the group to check what they offer and whether they are looking for new members.

The team member will ask questions about the group, how it’s run and whether they would have any concerns about new members who are being supported by the social prescribing team.

You can download the referral form here.

All participants receive a welcome letter which will introduce the service, confirm consent and ensure that the person understands what will happen next. A link worker will contact the person by phone to assess need, provide information on local organisations and discuss how social prescribing could provide further support. During face to face sessions the link worker will support the creation of a personalised support plan. They will support the person to access local organisations and activities that will help them to achieve goals they have set.

Guide for Organisations

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Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) works with the NHS to offer Social Prescribing – helping strengthen communities, personal resilience & reduce health & wellbeing inequalities by linking people to their own communities as a support to their health & well-being. It is a means of reducing isolation, raising self-worth and equipping people for self-care.

Social prescribing is all about empowering people to take responsibility for their own health & wellbeing & improve their quality of life, while respecting the choices they make. Some people need more support than others to achieve these aims. Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service offers three levels of support, depending on need – One, Two or Three.

Get in touch with the Social Prescribing Team in your area:

Telephone us on 01205 314479

Email us at lincolnshirecvs.socialprescribing@nhs.net

Who benefits from social prescribing?

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Anyone over the age of 18

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A person who has given their consent to the referral

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A person who is actively willing to engage in self-care/self-help activities

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A person who has been identified as requiring a non-clinical service

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Someone who is classed as having mild-moderate frailty

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Someone who is struggling in one way or another to manage some of their social issues

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Someone whose medical needs are managed or stable. This includes their physical and mental health.

Meet the Team

Chey Brown

Chey Brown

Social Prescribing Lead

Sonia Lewis

Sonia Lewis

Social Prescribing Lead - All PCN

Emma Bancroft

Emma Bancroft

Social Prescribing Coordinator

Amanda Lacey

Amanda Lacey

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Boston PCN

Elena O'Callaghan

Elena O'Callaghan

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Boston PCN

Emma Colby

Emma Colby

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Boston PCN

Sara Summers

Sara Summers

Social Prescribing Link Worker - East Lindsey PCN & Meridian PCN

Michelle Dixon

Michelle Dixon

Social Prescribing Link Worker - East Lindsey PCN & Meridian PCN

Karen Garlant

Karen Garlant

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Meridian PCN

Chantelle Scott

Chantelle Scott

Social Prescribing Link Worker - East Lindsey PCN

Calliandra Challis

Calliandra Challis

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Boston PCN & SOLAS PCN

Suzanne Willis

Suzanne Willis

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Spalding and Deepings PCN

Yoranta Mapiki

Yoranta Mapiki

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Grantham PCN & Sleaford PCN

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Naomi Edwards-Sims

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Grantham PCN & Rural PCN

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Grantham PCN & Sleaford PCN

Samantha Williams

Samantha Williams

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Sleaford PCN

Claire Chester

Claire Chester

Social Prescribing Link Worker - First Coastal PCN

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Social Prescribing Link Worker - First Coastal PCN

Anna Patrick

Anna Patrick

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Four Counties PCN

Janie McCormick

Janie McCormick

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Four Counties PCN

Julie Simper

Julie Simper

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Boston PCN

Gemma Wright

Gemma Wright

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Four Counties PCN

Bekki Toulson

Bekki Toulson

Social Prescribing Link Worker - SOLAS PCN

Lynne Wyles

Lynne Wyles

Social Prescribing Link Worker - Four Counties PCN

Contact the social prescribing team

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SOCIAL PRESCRIBING CORONAVIRUS NOTICE 

LCVS is taking a pragmatic and proportionate approach wherever possible during the current Coronavirus outbreak. The Social Prescribing teams are still working and supporting their participants by offering a specific tailored Lincolnshire Covid 19 response.

Referrals will still be accepted however our offer will be refined to ensure we meet Government guidance, we will continue to monitor the situation daily.

Our team may also be working from home during this time, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries.

For up-to-date information on the symptoms and how to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), see the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

MAKE EVERY CONTACT COUNT+

An important part of Social Prescribing is having the right conversations with people to find out what help they need. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service can provide MECC+ training to professionals and groups – empowering you to have those important conversations.

Supporting Care Navigation

 

To tie in with our work on social prescribing, the MECC+ Supporting Care Navigation workshop is for staff and volunteers working in health, social care or community settings.

It provides an opportunity to consider the wider determinants of ill-health and the factors affecting people’s physical and mental wellbeing such as housing, money, relationships, lifestyle choices and confidence.

The workshop looks at how care navigation and linking with local community-based activities can enable people to make positive changes that improve their own health and wellbeing.

Contact  us to book one of these interactive sessions for your team.